Who’s ready for the power of four?
EW has an exclusive first look atJane the Virginstar Gina Rodriguez’s time spent on the set of her fellow CW show Charmed. Rodriguez took a brief break fromJanein order todirect the 11th episode ofCharmed‘s freshman season. The two shows share a showrunner in Jennie Snyder Urman.
Additionally, Rodriguez was able to direct herJanecostar Jaime Camil, whoguest stars in the episodeas Mr. Morales, the new music director of Hilltowne University’s a cappella group. Of course, this wasn’t Rodriguez’s first time directing Camil. TheJanestar made her CW directorial debut during season 4 ofJane the Virgin. (She also directed the upcoming season 5 premiere ofJane.)
“When I was up in Vancouver directingCharmed, it was my first episode of television where I wasn’t acting in it,” Gina Rodriguez tells EW. “I have never felt more free, more artistically driven and exploding with ideas. I feel that way onJane, but I also then have to jump in. As forCharmed, I just got to watch. And, I mean, those girls are tremendous. They’re love and light and dedication, and they’re hardworking and they just came prepared and ready to play, and they trusted me and we got to trust each other. And I’m so proud of our episode. And the fact that I got to play with [Jaime]…we got to bringJanejoy onto theCharmedset.”
Rodriguez’s episode ofCharmedis set to air on Sunday, Jan. 27.
—With reporting by Patrick Gomez